The Little Prince

Based on the novel by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry final_yellow_bigger
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Starring: Jennifer Capogreco and Chris Wardell
Premiere: June 9th, 2011

The Little Prince tells the story of a most unusual encounter between a pilot crashed in the desert and a little prince from a distant asteroid.  As the pilot desperately attempts to fix his plane, the Little Prince tells the pilot the story of how he left his home and traveled from one planet to the next in search of the meaning of friendship.

Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre is excited to bring Saint-Exupéry’s literary classic to Ottawa’s arts community because this innovative adaptation has a twist: the 11 characters is performed entirely by TWO very talented actors!

Fairy-Tales By The Fire

Staged adaptation of fairy-tales “Fairy Pereli” and “Sad Gnome”Fairy-Tales_Poster
Fairy-tales by Zinaida Mirkina
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Premire: January 8th, 2011

“Dance with the Prince, laugh with the fairies, sit by the fire and the gnomes just might share with you their mysteries of the forest.  Fairy-Tales by the Fire breathe life into two fairy-tales performed in Russian and deeply rooted in European culture.  Let the beautiful costumes, stunning lighting, and enchanting music sweep you away as you explore theatre with us!”


Youth Reviews on “Fairy-Tales by the Fire”

Here are several extracts from the children’s reviews on the show Fairy-Tales by the Fire.

Agata Logvin, 13 years old (OUK Theatre Student)

(…) “I think overall, the main idea in both fairy-tales presented in “Fairy-Tales by the Fire” was the element of finding happiness and being different. These themes were addressed effectively by reading between the lines and understanding the main ideas as symbolism. (…)

The actors played their roles very well. Each role which was distributed to someone was different and had its own magic in it. The same actress, who played the affectionate and beautiful Pereli, Anastasia Iskhakova, played the curious and interesting Little Gnome. You should see how she made each role she played believable, by changing her personality and ways of acting, so that it corresponds to her character. (…)

All the elements on stage were perfect. There was not much decorations, but it still set the atmosphere of a magical forest by having a couple of interesting and cool set pieces and lighting changes from scene to scene. The Costume Designer, Anna Shestakova, did a fantastic job. Each character had an individual outfit and a nice touch of make-up. (…)

I would recommend this play to wise and music-enjoying audiences. (…)

I, personally, enjoyed this play very much and I loved everything about it. I suggest that everyone should see this play and be ready for more magical and great creations!”
Alexei Tipenko, 13 years old (OUK Theatre Student)

“Do you want to go to a magical fairy-tale play with great actors, astonishing music, and beautiful costumes? Well, “Fairy-Tales by the Fire” will be a great spectacle to see for you and your kids! (…)

The music played a huge role in this performance because it helped to show the emotions of the play. I think that the music in this play was very effective because there were no recorded songs. Everything was real. Dmitri Ogai and Anna Bakseeva were both the composers and the musicians of the play and brought life to the stage.(…)

If you want to see a professional yet magical play, than this will be your entertainment!”
Nina Logvin, 9 years old (OUK Theatre Student)

“Catch this emerald!”(…) The main idea of both of the stories is to believe in magic”

The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa In the Garden

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca 15
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Co-production of OUK Theatre and U of O Theatre Department
Premire: December 2nd, 2009

The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden is a comic farce that descends rapidly into tragedy. Several classic themes run through the play, chiefly love, or more accurately the self-destructive nature of intense love. Lorca’s play is filled with beautiful Spanish poetry, passion of Flamenco dance, and shadows of Sprites who carry on the tale of love.

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The Two Maple Trees

Written by Eugene Shwartz 26
Fairy-tale in Three Acts
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Premire: January 17th, 2009

On their thirteenth birthdays Vasilisa’s eldest sons ran away from home on a quest to fight and conquer the evils of the world. Unfortunately, both were trapped in deep dark forest by Baba-Yaga and were turned into two maple trees. After realizing that her sons had gotten themselves into serious trouble, Vasilisa embarks on a journey to find her missing children…